About Courtney

Change is a journey, and I count it a privilege to walk alongside you on your journey to sustained emotional wellness. Change creation does not have to be limited by your past experiences or future fears. Change happens with compassion and support. Using connection as a foundation for courage. 

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background in community mental health working with people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Geneva College.

 

My approach to counseling is person-centered, integrative and collaborative. It is both a professional goal and a personal requirement that I place emphasis on the trust and mutuality that is integral to the therapeutic process, providing a safe and supportive space to nurture a relationship conducive to healing. I utilize evidence-based interventions based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IP) to help clients increase their awareness and understand the interaction of biology, relationships and societal impacts on their mental health and stability.

 

I have experience supporting clients with a myriad of issues, including mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, self-esteem, care-giver fatigue, parenting challenges, relationship issues, and substance use and specialize in the areas of grief and loss and crisis intervention. 

 

I believe in my clients! I believe in your ability to identify, express constructively, and modify emotions and behaviors and acquire new and more effective behaviors that promote coping, impulse control, sound relationships, and good emotional and physical health.

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  • In person

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood disorders

  • Self-Esteem

  • Care-giver fatigue

  • Parenting challenges

  • Relationship challenges

  • Substance abuse

  • Crisis intervention